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Cute does NOT necessarily mean HOLY~~~~~~~~

 

I do NOT stand on religion. I stand on the WORD of GOD. It works for GOD and honors HIM, and when the enemy tries to manipulate it, or people of GOD, it will backfire EVER single time. This is true, no matter what it looks like in the world.

This MUST be REALLY important because I finished the other post and was going to do an update today. The part with the links got erased. But I credit the enemy not. God will get the GLORY because it belongs to and with HIM alone.

I repent for permitted the evil to have any access over my emotions. Lord, have your way. In Jesus Holy Name. Amen

Here are the links for the 4 main holidays….

http://santatizing.wordpress.com/?s=Christmas ( Christmas)

An article about Halloween-

NOTHING HALLOW ABOUT HALLOWEEN

The person who said that ignorance was bliss was apparently very ignorant of the evil that spreads in the presence of ignorance. Through ignorance, we have in America and in the church taken part in something that is pagan in origin and substance, and breaks the commandments on idolatry… and not thought twice about it. You will suffer to the extent that you compromise with evil. And Halloween is the grand-daddy of all compromises in the church today. Read the following with an open mind, and pray that the Spirit of Truth will lead you into all truth.

It is important for you to understand that I am not trying to throw stones at the ancient Celtic peoples of the British Isles, or the church for creating a compromising holiday to accommodate this heathen unholy day, or you if you have celebrated it in the past. But it is my intention to reveal the truth and reprove the unfruitful works of darkness, and show how Scripturally we are not to have fellowship with this. If you know the truth, it will make you free. We are destroyed by a lack of knowledge.

The main scripture comes from 1 John 1:5-7 – “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

THIS IS THE MESSAGE… AND IN THIS BIBLE BELT AREA, WHERE PEOPLE CLAIM CHRISTIANITY LOUD AND CLEAR… IN THIS PLACE, THERE IS A TIME OF YEAR WHERE CHRISTIANS ACT LIKE PAGANS AND NEVER THINK TWICE ABOUT IT… HALLOWEEN.

I realize that there have been heathen contaminations into our Christian Holidays such as bunnies and Easter eggs in Easter or the Passover… and ornament trees in Christmas… but Halloween goes far beyond this… this is based on a pagan high day of evil spirits and the evil dead.

The Word tells us that if we have fellowship with Him, then we will walk in the light and not the darkness… Jesus Christ is the Light and in the Light… and there’s a problem when we willingly compromise with darkness. We are called to walk in the light! Ephesians 5:8-11 – “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].”

One thing that this message is designed to do besides enlightening you and exposing that which is hidden, is to reprove the unfruitful works of darkness. Just because that you have been innocent in not knowing the evil of the things of Halloween does not mean that those things are innocent… they will draw demons to your home and cause spiritual problem. Ephesians 4:27 – “Neither give place to the devil.”

Don’t give him place… when you do things that were used in worshiping demon spirits and that is the reason that they were designed, and it is obviously evil, then you are inviting demons to come on in.

The word place means an opportunity or any space at all… don’t give an inch, he will take a mile!

An Obvious Truth: If you are entertained deliberately by the things of Satan, don’t be surprised when he gets an advantage of you. Don’t be surprised when other sins are born from the giving into iniquity… for giving into idolatry and demon inspired practices is iniquity… and it will curse your home.

And before you get angry at the messenger, understand that this is a Bible based message:

Romans 3:4 – “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”

LETS LOOK AT WHAT IS BEHIND THESE CUSTOMS (YOU CAN FIND IT IN ANY GOOD ENCYCLOPEDIA), AND THEN WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT IT.

Halloween started as the Druid festival of Samhain (pronounced som-wain). He was the evil god of the evil dead and the underworld to the druids. They believed their sun god Bel died on that day only human sacrifice of innocent blood would bring him out of the clutches of Samhain or Saman.

SAMAN was what we call today the grim reaper, a living dead skeleton character with a sickle. They believed that the evil dead and wicked spirits were released on October 31, and it is the highest day even today among Wiccans and other witches, and even among Satanists (some who claim it’s Satan’s birthday… funny, how would they know that?).

DRUIDS – ancient pagan priesthood is one of the main sources of modern day witchcraft (Wicca). In Ireland it was Feile na Marbh, the Feast of the Dead (in Scotland, he is called Muck Olla). The Druids believed that the souls of the dead returned to their former homes to be entertained by the living. Suitable food and shelter was provided for them on this day. The Samhain celebrations included nuts, apples, skeletons, witches, and black cats. Samhain was supposed to call together all wicked souls who died within the past year that had inhabited animals’ bodies for their misdeeds.

In the “Vigil of Samhain”, the Druids would come and collect offerings from the people to both keep each home safe from the evil spirits, and to assure that Bel or Muck Olla would return from the underworld.

TRICK OR TREAT – The Druids would collect offerings, be it food, cattle, or perhaps a child for sacrifice from each home. If that home did not donate to the priests, they would hex you. They would draw a hexagram (six pointed star within a circle) on your door, and cast a spell so that demons would come curse your home or in other words, hex you!

If you happen to have been into Heavy Rock in the 70’s, the band Led Zeppelin (and I point this out just for reference) had an album called Zoso (which according to legend is the hound of hell that guards the gates of hell). On the cover was this old man with a lantern with a hexagram in the lantern. This is the sight (minus the hexagram) that you might have seen in the Vigil of Samhain, for this is what a Druid priest would look like as he came to your home to demand tribute. You can judge for yourselves if they meant that symbolism or not, but I can still remember that from my much younger days – the old Druid on that cover.

We call Halloween by its modern name because of the compromise of the Roman Catholic Church long ago. I am not throwing stones at any church group because frankly, people in most denominations today celebrate Halloween. But in this time, there was only the Catholic Church, and they were trying to get the Celtic people of the British Isles into the Catholic Church. So instead of presenting the Gospel and revealing the evil of this idolatrous festival, they invented All Saints Day for November 1 where you remembered the Saints. And the day before that is All Hallows Eve or Halloween. They did it to bring a pagan people with a pagan religion into the church.

It was a compromise that goes against the New and Old Testament teaching on idolatry and having part of false religions. They corrupted themselves to get numbers in their churches… bad foundation. It is a lesson that we must learn that any house built upon the sand will fall when the storms come. We must be built upon the sand, and that is why we must renounce our pagan background (if we have one) and repent and turn from the evil old way, and unto the Living Way… the Lord Jesus Christ!

Pope Gregory IV in 834 established it in the Catholic Church… but it is much, much older… druids.

Changing its name to something “Christian like” did not make it holy!

1 Corinthians 10:20-22 – “But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?”

Deuteronomy 4:24 – “For the LORD thy God [is] a consuming fire, [even] a jealous God.”

Actually, our founding fathers had outlawed Halloween until 1845, when the Irish Potato Famine brought Scottish and Irish immigrants into the country, and they brought with them the “old” religion… Druidism.

The holiday was created to bond non-believers, in fact pagans, with Christians. 1 Corinthians 6:14 – “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness wit unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”

THE SYMBOLS OF HALLOWEEN – AND WHAT YOU ARE REALLY DOING.

TRICK OR TREAT – We already looked at. If you didn’t give an offering for the gods, the druid priests would trick or hex you. They might kill your bull, or call for demons to destroy your family.

JACK-0′-LANTERNS – In this country it’s a pumpkin, but in much of Europe it is a turnip or even a skull with a candle in it. The face is supposed to be the face of death. It is a carved image of the pagan god Saman. The World Book Encyclopedia says, “The apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ is an ancient symbol of a damned soul.” It’s name comes from an old legend about an evil old man named Jack who was too evil to enter hell (played tricks on the devil), and he could not enter heaven, so he was doomed to walk in darkness with his lantern until judgement day. My 1999 Interactive World Book used almost the same wording as the older World Book.

But the face (of the Jack-O-Latern) was that of Saman the Lord of Death himself. It also used to mark the farms and houses of those who were sympathetic to the satanic Druids, so they would be merciful to them when October 31 came. Do you want to be sympathetic to the Devil? Do you want an idol symbolizing an evil god of death lit up in front of your house?

You have no problems condemning people who have Buddhas or other idols in their homes, yet each year we carve one with our own hand and set them out in an ancient ritual to appease the god of death.

Exodus 20:4-5 – “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;”

1 Peter 2:9 – “But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:”

Since God has called us out of darkness, it does not make since for us to bring the darkness back into our homes. How can you be a light, if you are mixing your called out life with the occult?

I know that the kids will be disappointed… but do you really want to do something to invite demons and break a commandment? Is our need to conform to this world so great that we will shut our ears to the truth and offend God instead? John 14:15 – “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

Point to Ponder: I have had people come to me and ask, why can’t we pray in our house? And why is it there is such a spirit of discord and it seems like the kids are so rebellious and we can’t put our finger on the problem”. And then you find that their entertainment includes demonic movie watching, unmonitored MTV, music that if we listened to the words, we would never let our kids listen. And we wonder why… because if there are things that give honor to Satan and demons, then you are opening a spiritual door… and it is a lot harder to get rid of demons once we have done something to make them welcome, than to get our homes infested with them to begin with.

Halloween is one of those things that really perplexes me. I was raised in a Christian home, and I wasn’t allowed to do a lot of things traditionally that really aren’t covered in the Word of God (kind of traditional in some ways). Yet once a year, we dressed up in a ceremony that has given demons glory for over 2500 years. We act like pure pagans and laugh with our kids and don’t think twice about it. And in the rural area that I was raised, it was called the devil’s night or hell night because there was so many pranks (cutting trees down in front of traffic for example) and violence happening. It really is something to ponder. The blinders came off of my eyes as I really started seeking the face of God.

DRESSING UP IN COSTUMES: In the festival of Samhain, the Druids would build a huge New Year’s bonfire, November 1st being their New Year. And would burn alive people and animals would sacrifice them alive and watch for omens in the death struggles of their victims. The people would dress up in costumes made of animal heads and skins. Then they would dance and sing as the victims were being killed, probably to represent physically to the people the evil spirits they were so afraid of. Then they would travel from house to house in these costumes in this bizarre ritual.

Halloween is a day of fear, death, and darkness. These are the exact opposites of what we are in Christ Jesus. So, why do we observe this diabolical day? Now, maybe you think that dressing up for Halloween is harmless? You are observing an evil, satanic ritual for controlling demons that goes back at least 2500 years.

2 Corinthians 4:4 – “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

When you act out a ritual that involves either mocking or fooling demonic spirits, you are having fellowship with devils or demons. It is a dangerous practice. Now, some might say let’s have a Hallelujah Party and dress up as Bible characters. You are still commemorating this day of the dead when people dressed up as evil spirits. It is another form of the church compromising with a pagan high day. That is how the name got changed from Samhain to Halloween to begin with.

BLACK CATS -The cat was sacred to the Druid and they believed that the cats held the reincarnated souls of the wicked dead. Black cats especially were evil and holders of particularly evil spirits. Witches were said and still do that cats hold their “familiars” -familiar spirits. They were a part of Samhain. Cats are the chief totem (idol) in Wicca.

GHOSTS AND SKELETONS – There is an inherent quality of death in everything to do with Halloween. There are no ghosts as in people who come back from the grave. However, there are familiar spirits who impersonate the dead. And Saman looked like a skeleton, the grim reaper, and is the spirit that represents the evil dead and the underworld. It’s his day.

WITCHES ON BROOMS – Witchcraft today on the most part takes much of its practices from the traditions started in Babylon long ago, and seen in the Druid priesthood of Europe. The symbol of the witch on the broom is a real, although a stupid sounding ceremony. It is a fertility ceremony in which the Wiccans jump in the farmer’s fields as high as they can to teach the crops how to grow. It’s a pagan thing.

HALLOWEEN TODAY IS CELEBRATED STRONGLY THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE WORLD BY OCCULTISTS. WICCANS TO SATANISTS REVERE THIS DAY OF EVIL.

On the 700 Club around 8 or 9 years ago, I heard one former Wiccan… turned Satanist… turned born again Christian said that he was first affected by demons as a pre-teen boy trick or treating on Halloween. He said some local witch in the area was calling for demons to affect the children in the neighborhood.

This is not child’s play. This is the most evil high day in occultism, and it does not need the church’s help in promoting it.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 – “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

Isaiah 5:13 – “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they have] no knowledge: and their honorable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”

2 Corinthians 2:11 – “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”

Are we gone into captivity because Satan has made this day look so innocent and fun ? If you will hear, you will have knowledge for God does not desire you to be ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 – “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

What communion do we have with darkness? What concord do we have with the devil? It is evil, and if we are of the light, then we will find something else to do on Halloween. We will stand against the evil. We will be counted in the war against Satan. And we will stand for Jesus Christ in this wicked generation!

1 Peter 5:8-9 – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”

Because of my own background, I have a particular hate of the occult. No one had to tell me to destroy the things in my life that were obviously connected with witchcraft or occultism. Jesus Christ in me was the true light – the light of life – and His Spirit burned within me new desires. And my desire for the demonically inspired things died, as my old man died. And one of the things that amazed me that I had never considered wrong was Halloween. I was raised in a Christian home and every year we observed this unholy day (unholiday if you will). It wasn’t until that Jesus rescued me that it became really obvious to me just how evil this is.

Every time that I have delivered either a teaching or preaching that included exposing Halloween, there have been both parents and kids that have risen up against it. But it has never been my intention to bring controversy for controversy’s sake. But we are to expose the unfruitful works of darkness for what they are. I put it to you that evil is still evil, even if we tell ourselves it’s just for fun. And poison still kills, even if it is sweet. Someone told me once that some folks kill dogs and puppies with antifreeze (truly cruel). The thing is that they lap up the antifreeze because it has a sweet taste. But in a little while, they are dead. The enemy of our souls is putting out his own sweets, and the more that we eat, the more spiritual poison gets in our lives. I put it to you that we are weakened as Christians when we compromise with evil. And when we take the devil’s poison in us deliberately, then we are hurting ourselves and our families. I pray that you allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you, and share this with someone else. I thank all those who helped in this word and pray it helped you.

by Pastor James Coldiron
October 5, 2000.

Delivered on October 1, 2000 at the Monticello Church of God in Monticello, Kentucky

Some materials researched, collated and originally copyrighted (c) 1995 by Pastor James Coldiron. All Biblical references in this particular article is in the KJV. Although my work is generally copyrighted, please be free to copy and use this material to help educate others.

Thanksgiving – http://www.seedofabraham.net/thnksgiv.html

Easter- http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract1.html

HOW GOD feels about HOLIDAYS not of HIM

http://www.openbible.info/topics/celebrating_pagan_holidays

Deuteronomy 12:29-32 ESV / 57 helpful votes

“When the Lord your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods. “Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 45 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 33 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

Matthew 15:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

Exodus 20:8-11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Jeremiah 10:1-5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Hear the word that the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move. Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.”

Colossians 2:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

Romans 12:1-3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Romans 14:5-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Colossians 2:16-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

1 Corinthians 5:6-8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Exodus 31:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

1 Corinthians 8:1-13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—

Numbers 28:16-17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“On the fourteenth day of the first month is the Lord‘s Passover, and on the fifteenth day of this month is a feast. Seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

John 8:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

I PRAY THIS be a BLESSING unto ALL. The time to stop doing as the world does is now.

In His Grace,

E and Family

07 Oct 2014

TRadition??? Or Destruction?

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Borrowed this picture from a dear sister’s blog. THIS is NOT something to play with. Please pray about it. ~

When this assignment was given to me, I was anything but jumping for joy. Of course there is an honor in writing for HIM and through HIM. But, my flesh doesn’t always enjoy the warfare that happens in the process. However, it is way less complicated to simply obey God. Even the enemy’s team knows that GOD’s ways are best. They will tell you so, while trying to speak curses. But they cannot curse what God has blessed. The only thing that can temporarily create delays is disobedience.

So, let’s chat about TRadition. First we will break down the word. The begining is TR –

http://www.abbreviations.com/TR

What does TR mean?

tr
.tr is the Internet country code top-level domain for Turkey. It is administered by Middle East Technical University Computer Center. .nc.tr is used as a second-level domain for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, as it has no country code assigned.
ADDITION- To add to, make more of. As websters defines it…
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addition

Full Definition of ADDITION

1
:  a part added (as to a building or residential section)
2
:  the result of adding :  increase
3
:  the act or process of adding; especially :  the operation of combining numbers so as to obtain an equivalent simple quantity
4
:  direct chemical combination of substances into a single product

in addition

in addition to

:  combined or associated with :  1besides 2

Examples of ADDITION

  1. The children learned addition and subtraction.
  2. The museum’s collection includes several new additions.

Origin of ADDITION

addicion Anglo-French, from Latin addition-, additio, fromaddere

First Known Use: 14th century

Related to ADDITION

Synonyms
annex, extension, penthouse
Antonyms
abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion,diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff,lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down
I knew when given this challenge, that it would not look or feel easy. Most LOVE their traditions. But, I challenge you to take them before GOD. He is not a fan of world holidays. There are many things He will use but NOT excuse. This is no exception. 
Just because we like something or it feels good, does not mean it respects, honors or pleases God. Now, we don’t want to be legalistic, that is true. BUT, as we get closer to HIM, we should crave this world less, not more. If we crave it more, we might consider which god we are getting closer to. 
Tradition is a holy sense is beautiful. But, God likes change. It is in change that HE brings transformation. It starts with surrender of small things, and then as it gets bigger and bigger, so do the blessings arriving. But, tradition of THIS world is not okay with GOD. He will give you grace to learn that fact. But, when you do, you must then quit participating in the world. 
There are things that are here in this world I enjoy. But, i do NOT have to have anything in this world. There is NOT one person that I would die without, except JESUS. Thankfully, HE is NOT of this world. He just can move in it, and for that we are very grateful. Years ago, we were led to drop the traditions of this world. 
We judge not others who keep these traditions, but we have been led not to do so. WE no longer celebrate holidays. We celebrate birthdays, because God is a GOD of LIFE, and we thank GOD for every day we can breathe. Every moment is a DIVINE gift. It saddens God when people do not receive HIS LOVE, and HIS blessings and appreciate what He brings us. 
Okay, time to get to it. Do world holidays celebrate GOD and HIS LOVE. The answer is NO. Are you willing to give up the traditions of this world? When GOD sees HIS kids celebrate things like Halloween, HIS heart aches. It is a holiday based on death. But, God has overcome death, so why celebrate it? Christmas is rooted in satanism. Yet, the world celebrates it and calls it Godly. Valentines Day is called a holiday of LOVE, but it comes from a catholic saint, and catholisim is rooted in witch craft. 
You can put your head in the sand about evil, but in the TIME we live in, would NOT recommend it. I believe we should be informed. God says clearly, “My people perish for lack of knowledge and vision.” There is something called the spirit of justification. It is a nasty one. It’s job is to convince us that no matter what we do, we don’t have to repent. It works closely with the serpent spirit and many others. It is time now, and the BODY of Christ is awakening. Many are not liking what they see or hear. They want things to stay the same, that have always been. 
But again, He says “I will come for a spotless bride. There will be no spots or wrinkles.” So, how can WE hold onto what HOLDS us away from God. Demons are like evil magnets. They are supposed to attempt to draw us into the world to get trapped. It REALLY is imprisonment. Do not let PHARAOH keep you captive.  As a CHILD of God, you have access to HEAVEN. Contrary to popular belief, you do NOT have to wait to experience some of Heaven. You do have to do as GOD calls you to do. 
Matthew 10 

Jesus sent out these twelve, charging them, Go nowhere among the Gentiles and do not go into any town of the Samaritans;

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand!

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give.

THIS is no simple task, and it is utterly impossible for us, if on our own. BUT, we have JESUS to do it through us. GOD never fails! 🙂

I am going to post some links in relation to holidays. I will likely add to this entry later, but THIS is what I have been given for now. Seek the LORD, not from world religion but simply because HE LOVES you. God deserves our best, which is to REST in HIM. To repent, and o RESIST EVIL and STAND THANKFUL. Is this always easy? Well, NO it is not. But it is absolutely possible and WAY LESS complicated, when surrendering to GOD every single detail.

WE do what HE asks. It is NOT always easy or pleasant. WE see people who want to learn and grow, and WE see people who say they do but don’t. GOD sees ALL and thank GOD we do not. WE could not handle seeing every single piece of the GLORY being formed. He is merciful not to always show us. OUR job is to LOVE always.

Having said that last part, we should consider something. How do we show GOD LOVE? WE obey HIS will, and choose HIS plan. So, I encourage you ALL not to focus on how you or your children, that God has gifted you feel. Seek HIS plan about holidays. This is really NOT the time to waste time. Because time is coming to a close, as we know it.

Have added specific links on holidays one the next blog, “Holidays.”. I believe we should research HIS views, because they are ALL that matter.

In HIs Grace,

E and Family

06 Oct 2014

Counterfeit v/s Real

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When I was called to write this entry, I really felt sick at my stomach. Because it is VERY important. If we were to take a pole about people who really believe not only in GOD, but in HIS faithfulness and LOVE, it would probably be disappointing, if people were honest. There are many, quite frankly running churches and schools on counterfeit faith, counterfeit morals and standards and even counterfeit LOVE.

Let’s look at the definition of counterfeit.

Full Definition of COUNTERFEIT

1:  made in imitation of something else with intent to deceive : forged [counterfeit money]
a :  insincere, feigned [counterfeit sympathy]
    b :  imitation [counterfeit Georgian houses]

Examples of COUNTERFEIT

  1. The concert ticket is counterfeit.
  2. counterfeit currency that had been passed all over town

Origin of COUNTERFEIT

Middle English countrefet, from Anglo-French cuntrefeit, from past participle of cuntrefere, contrefaire to imitate, fromcuntre- + faire to make, from Latin facere. First Known Use: 14th century

Related to COUNTERFEIT

Synonyms
bogus, fake, false, forged, inauthentic, phony (also phoney), queer, sham, snide, spurious, unauthentic
Antonyms
authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, unfaked

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterfeit

Let’s also look at the definition for Real.

Full Definition of REAL

:  of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things (as lands or tenements)
a :  not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory :  genuine [real gold];also :  being precisely what the name implies [real professional]

(1) :  occurring or existing in actuality [saw a real live celebrity] [a story of real life] (2) :  of or relating to practical or everyday concerns or activities [left school to live in the real world] (3) :  existing as a physical entity and having properties that deviate from an ideal, law, or standard[real gas] — compare ideal 3b

c :  having objective independent existence [unable to believe that what he saw was real]

d :  fundamental, essential

(1) :  belonging to or having elements or components that belong to the set of real numbers [the real roots of an equation] [real matrix] (2) :  concerned with or containing real numbers [real analysis] (3) :  real-valued [real variable]

f :  measured by purchasing power [real income] [real dollars]

g :  complete, utter [real fiasco]

of a particle :  capable of being detected — compare virtual
— re·al·ness noun
— for real

:  in earnest :  seriously [fighting for real]
:  genuine [couldn’t believe the threats were for real]
:  genuinely good or capable of success (as in competition) [not yet sure if this team is for real]

Examples of REAL

  1. The movie is based on real events.
  2. The detective Sherlock Holmes is not a real person.
  3. He has no real power; he is just a figurehead.
  4. The battle scenes in the movie seemed very real to me.
  5. The team has a real chance at winning.
  6. There is a very real possibility that we will be moving to Maine.
  7. In real life, relationships are not perfect.
  8. The actor looks taller on TV than he does in real life.
  9. He’s always daydreaming and seems to be out of touch with the real world.
  10. What is his real name?

Origin of REAL

Middle English, real, relating to things (in law), from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin & Late Latin; Medieval Latin realis relating to things (in law), from Late Latin, real, from Latin res thing, fact; akin to Sanskrit rayi property

First Known Use: 14th century

Related to REAL

Synonyms
bona fide, certifiable, certified, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, genuine, honest, pukka (also pucka), authentic, right, sure-enough, true
Antonyms
bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal

2real

noun

Definition of REAL

:  a real thing; especially :  a mathematically real quantity

First Known Use of REAL

circa 1626

Rhymes with REAL

Algol, atoll, austral, Bhopal, cabal, Cabral, cantal, Chagall,chorale, grand mal, gun moll, hamal, jacal, mistral, narwhal, Natal, nopal

3real

adverb

: very or really

Full Definition of REAL

:  very he was real cool — H. M. McLuhan

Usage Discussion of REAL

Most handbooks consider the adverb real to be informal and more suitable to speech than writing. Our evidence shows these observations to be true in the main, but real is becoming more common in writing of an informal, conversational style. It is used as an intensifier only and is not interchangeable with really except in that use.

Examples of REAL

  1. We had a real good time.
  2. The water is real warm.
  3. We went to bed real late.

First Known Use of REAL

1718

Related to REAL

Synonyms
achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly,beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking,cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately,eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly,intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, very, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
Antonyms
little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat

4re·al

noun \rā-ˈäl\

plural reals or re·ales 

Definition of REAL

:  a former monetary unit and coin of Spain and its possessions

Origin of REAL

Spanish, from real royal, from Latin regalis — more at royal

First Known Use: 1555

5re·al

 noun \rā-ˈäl\

plural reals or reis 

Definition of REAL

:  a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal
2 — see money table

Origin of REAL

Portuguese, from real royal, from Latin regalis

First Known Use: 1951

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/real?show=0&t=1411492614

Exploring the Definitions

You will notice that the 2 definitions are not only complete opposites, but also that counterfeit is a shorter definition. Cause how many ways can we actually say fake?

It is odd to me, that God called me to write this on a day, or a few days where I am not “feeling” very encouraged. But, that was when it began. By the time it is ending, encouraged does NOT even describe how I feel inside. God often calls us to do the impossible. Let’s explain. He does the impossible through, around and in us.

Today is the 25th. This was begun 3 and a half days ago. I thank God for Grace, because David and I have been doing really heavy intercession. With that, often comes pretty heavy warfare at times. See, the enemy throws a hissy fit when he doesn’t get his way. Like a 2 year olf toddler throwing tantrums, is how he is. But, know THIS God’s power is where the enemy gets his source. There is NOTHING that shocks God. Even the enemy’s team knows that. The problem is, that people think they have so much time to waste.

There is NO time to waste. Now HEAR this. There is absolutely NOT time to waste anymore. Every single second counts. Many prophesies have spoken that the antichrist is taking reign. Now, on the one hand, this is exciting, because it means biblical prophesy is taking place. But, on the other, it means a lot of other stuff. So, I say with deepest sincerity, “Please read the word of God aloud.” God will minister healing through HIS word. He wants us saturated in HIS presence and amazing and unfailing LOVE. But, if we do not let HIS words penetrate our hearts, we will perish, often quickly and some won’t make it to heaven.

This post came at a time where it felt like HELL was barbecuing us for dinner. But, just because it felt that way to the flesh does NOT mean that was what was happening. Our pastor said it well yesterday. She said, “Change hurts sometimes.” It does, but oh how necessary the pruning is in the Harvest. I am not unaware of the enemies schemes, nor are we unaware of those participating in them. But, our goal is to LOVE anyway.

Should that NOT be done? After all the character CORE of Christ is LOVE. So, that leads us to know that at the core of the antichrist is Hate. Because, the enemy ONLY carries HATE. No matter what is said, by the enemy, He hates God’s COGS. In fact, the devil hates ALL humans. Even his own followers are hated by satan.

So, here is the question to ask…. Do you believe in what is counterfeit or what is REAL?

My awesome Godly Husband, hence forth, AGH, told me that Wisdom is the opposite of the obvious. God revealed THIS to Him. Obvious is what is right in front of you. But, people who have HIS wisdom see what is behind the curtain as well. What is REAL to you? Is God’s LOVE real to you?

Because if you understand the idea of HIS LOVE without understanding the cause and effect of HIS LOVE, you cannot receive the LOVE. So, ask yourself have you ever received what is REAL?

Conflict in the world is, as in scripture centered around Israel. Is ra el. Let’s break it down. Is Ra God? The answer is no, the devil is not god. It is also is REAL. Meaning El, the name for God is REAL. Have always been fascinated with Israel. Because it is the “apple of God’s eye.” Also, it is HOMEland. It is the place, where God’s legacy is birthed from.

So, without, getting too specific, and the Hebrew documentation will be included in time, EL is GOD and HE is REAL, and HIS LAND should be honored, period. The counterfeit will try and take advantage, without remorse or repentance, and our one and ONLY JOB is to LOVE anyway. As children of GOD, we should not be doormats, but we should be HOLY DOORWAYS to JESUS.

http://www.openbible.info/topics/fake_christians

Isaiah 29:13 ESV / 295 helpful votes

And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

James 1:26 ESV / 275 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 275 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

1 John 1:8-10 ESV / 100 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Revelation 3:15-16 ESV / 93 helpful votes

“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

Matthew 5:11 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 62 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

John 14:6 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

2 Timothy 3:12 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Matthew 5:39 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Matthew 16:23 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

Luke 6:46 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Proverbs 26:23-24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart. Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;

1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

Luke 14:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Matthew 10:34 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Exodus 20:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Matthew 18:5-6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

1 Corinthians 5:11-13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

In His Grace,

E and Family

25 Sep 2014

Alive to tell TRUTH

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These pictures tell stories….LORD, awake the childlike faith within. ~

Years ago, I was fascinated by certain types of music. I have sense sought God about what he desires my eargates to take in.  One song that I would sing at a young age, was live to TELL. I want to take a moment to look at this song.

“Live To Tell”

I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall[Chorus:]A man can tell a thousand lies
I’ve learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, ’till then
It will burn inside of me

I know where beauty lives
I’ve seen it once, I know the warm she gives
The light that you could never see
It shines inside, you can’t take that from me

[chorus]

[2nd Chorus:]

The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again

If I ran away, I’d never have the strength
To go very far
How would they hear the beating of my heart
Will it grow cold
The secret that I hide, will I grow old
How will they hear
When will they learn
How will they know

[chorus]
[2nd chorus]

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/madonna/livetotell.html
If you will notice, the song is about abuse, escape and secrets. People could relate because the melody is catchy, and the message is pertinent. Now, this singer needs prayer. All people all over he world need prayer. I could relate, because even though I did not know it then officially, I had gone through many secrets, pain, and heartache that was hidden. The enemy tried to keep it hidden. BUT GOD.
He is clear, what was done in the dark will come to light. IT always does. I mean ALWAYS. Today, was thanking HIM for taking care of us. For exposing evil plans and plots, and saving our lives daily. See, He alone is sovereign. When a season is finished, and God has called us to walk away, but LOVE in secret, we must.
If we confess sins from fear, or from religion, guess what happens? WE stay impure. But, if we do so from FAITH and confidence in HIM, we do not. We are cleansed and purified. We must ONLY live to tell TRUTH. We can expose spirits yes, but we must NOT slander people. Forgive us LORD, by faith for any places we have erred. Thank you GOD that you alone will make ways out of no way. You alone will open holy doors and holy Glory windows, as it is time, and your plan comes into holy revelation in your time only.
Lord, we ask from FAITH for you to cleanse, purify and sanctify the BODY. We ask that you alone reveal who is for you and against you. Thank you for keeping us hidden in you. Because, your LOVE sustains us, and your BLOOD covers us. Thank you for connecting us to holy connections, and cutting off all unholiness. Thank you for using us to be your hands and feet to reach the lost. It really is an order to be a vessel for the Heavenly Kingdom.
We choose to be present with you LORD on earth, as in heaven. We thank you for your LOVE which supersedes ALL things. As others stand in awe of you in us, we stand in AWE as well. IT is you alone who is completing and carrying out the Glorious plan you have. You cause us to be able to live to TELL the TRUTH of your Heavenly Kingdom. We live to be used to expose and vanquish darkness. Through the power and name of Jesus Christ.
This entry took 3 days. I cannot tell you how many times, I have heard, just give me 3 days. GOD is faithful, He just is. He resurrects what is needed, always. Our job is to LOVE and to be in full agreement with God’s plans. It does not mean we will never “mess up.” But, it does mean as we walk through it, we will learn, grow and repent for faltering as we go.
Another song came to me….a very different kind of song.
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/christomlin/waterfall.html
Waterfall by : Chris Tomlin
Oh God, my God I seek You
I wanna move when You move
You’re more than I could long for
I thirst for YouYou’re an ocean to my soul
To my soulYour love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Running wild and free
You hear my heart when I call, when I call
Deep calls, too deep
Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Raining down on me

Waterfall, waterfall

Oh God, my God I seek You
In this dry and desert land
You lead me to streams of mercy
Once again

You’re an ocean to my soul
To my soul

Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Running wild and free
You hear my heart when I call, when I call
Deep calls, too deep
Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Raining down on me

Waterfall, waterfall

It’s coming like a flood
I’m dancing in the rain
Everything I’ve done
Is covered in rivers of grace, amazing

It’s coming like a flood
I’m dancing in the rain
I lift up my hands
Your love never changes, amazing

Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Running wild and free
You hear my heart when I call, when I call
Deep calls, too deep
Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Raining down on me

Waterfall, waterfall

The first set of lyrics is about pain and hurt. This one is a praise anthem. Which is better to focus on? It is better to stay focused on what is true, noble and pure. To let GOD’s word and LOVE be an ointment to our soul. It is more pleasing to GOD, and gives HIM more access.
This world is broken. It had to become broken. How can you accept what the world naturally rejects, if it has not touched you? Rejoice in the trials, I heard this just this morning. I was sitting before the throne. I was asking questions. I did not ask them from doubt, but from wonder. THAT is child like faith. It is when we can come to GOD and seek HIS wisdom, because we know HE has handled it already. It is when we can come rejoicing in the midst of everything that appears a challenge.
Again, HE is faithful still and HIS LOVE lives to tell the TRUTH. People are running out of time. I say this not to scare anyone, but to make people aware. God’s plans will happen and ONLY His LOVE will sustain us. But, if we reject it, or the opportunity to give it, because we are making it about us, we seriously miss out on ETERNal LIFE. Not all roads lead to Heaven. There was a time when there was grace to say yes, and not change completely. But, that season has ended.
God is demanding transformation. He will not settle for religion anymore. If you want to survive this war, it will take unconditional surrender and commitment. Because, if not….well, you should know what will come. It is not eternal rest. It IS eternal torture instead. I chose this day to serve GOD. I choose HIS ways in ALL ways. Whom do you serve? Will you LIVE to tell HIS truths?
http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Overcoming-Death
Psalms 68:20

God is to us a God of deliverances; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.

Proverbs 10:2

Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

Hosea 13:14

Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.

Acts 2:27

BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

Hebrews 5:7

In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.

Acts 2:31

he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that HE WAS NEITHER ABANDONED TO HADES, NOR DID His flesh SUFFER DECAY.

Romans 6:9

knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Revelation 1:18

and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

These are excerpts….

Also you can google open topics…and get more scriptures on overcoming death. The key is this, we can receive LIFE of death or life that has hidden death. God wants a pure mixture. He wants ALL of us, and HE wants to purify death from our lives. He desires us to see through His eyes, and not this world’s.

You are ALIVE to tell TRUTH. We are NOT here to spread lies. WE are made to LOVE and worship GOD and spread that LOVE everywhere we go. Lord, we repent for any lies the enemy has spoken through us. We take full responsibility on behalf of ourselves and others who refuse to, or don’t know how. We thank you for cleansing your land. For bringing what YOU desire to be forefront, no matter what it takes. Forgive us LORD, for allowing anything else but your LOVE to influence us. WE choose to surrender unconditionally to your will today. We praise you. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

07 Sep 2014

Grace to FEEL

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When I was awoken today, it was impressed upon me to, encourage the BODY to feel what needs to be felt. The last part is KEY. One of the keys to Death and Hades is freedom from the enemy’s hand. God loves in such a beautiful and Glorious way. He LOVES in ALL things and despite circumstance. But, the way that GOD loves can look strange at times.

We have noticed that when someone has any influence of the enemy, they are NOT openly corrected. It is always a red flag that God gives. Our JOB is to LOVE anyway. Through the power and BLOOD of JESUS, we must keep loving without fail. To do this, means, we must feel, BUT we cannot permit the feelings to reign. This is VERY important. The feelings cannot and should not be GOD in our lives.

We have endured and are endured heavy FIRE. The fire of God and at times, fire from the enemy is present. BUT, what we have noticed is the more we permit GOD to bring HIS FIRE, the more the enemy stays under our FEET. I have a dear sister who posted a request recently. It was for prayer for her feet. Another sister mentioned she was having the same problem. The deduction would be, perhaps they are interceding for each other, or even another not mentioned.

EVERYTHING we endure is related to the ENTIRE BODY. This is because WE truly are ONE in Christ JESUS. I am led to share something about our testimony. When Sarah Elizabeth passed, not ONE person brought us food. At first, I was really frustrated. But, GOD knew something. He knew that WE, as in David and I, did NOT need to have others around. He knew that IF we had others come to bless us, most likely we, would end up ministering to them instead.

Do you know what He sent us? He sent us back our animals. In fact, HIS animals. They were sent to remind us, that HIS LOVE is nurturing. His LOVE is unconditional, and HIS LOVE never ever fails or ceases.

He gave me this today.

HIS LOVE-

The solution to the persecution – HIS LOVE

The way of provision – HIS LOVE

The cure for division – HIS LOVE

The key to the Heaven – HIS LOVE

The BREAD we eat, our manna – HIS LOVE

We give thanks to the LORD above, because what drives us and causes PEACE is HIS LOVE.

When God removes something, or someone, even if we don’t understand, it is because of and OUT of HIS LOVE.

When we learn to receive the LOVE of GOD, WE begin to understand that feelings are PART of it. We have to FEEL deeply in HIM. However, again, those feelings cannot control us.

Was considering the part in scripture about self control. There are so many aspects of this. The biggest one that jumps out to me is this : SELF surrendered before GOD, is one of the greatest weapons we have. Unsurrendered, it is by far our greatest hindrance.

There is GRACE to FEEL. But, definitely not GRACE to sin. There is GRACE to endure, but again still not GRACE to sin. There is GRACE to learn, but NOT to sin. The Grace gospel has been distorted in many ways. There are many who will say, you don’t need to repent. Some will say that, “they repent ALL the time.” But, when you TEST the fruit, you will SEE the truth.

God LOVES always YES. But, you need to understand something. HE chastens those HE LOVES. Which means HE disciplines them. God is NOT a GOD of punishment. HE is a GOD of Grace, mercy, love, peace, hope, JOY, patience, kindness, understanding, compassion, tough love at times, and He is a GOD who never ever fails.

There are many who are BOUND by and to, their feelings. I cannot count how many times, people have told us we were accusing, when in actuality that person was doing it. I began recently to get a revelation. WE can LOVE, because JESUS is LOVE. However, when that LOVE gets infective, from an unholy place, WE must walk away. Jesus gave everyone an opportunity to know HIM. He still does. But, He also gives us a choice.

God is faithful. He is faithful still. No matter WHAT it looks like, HE is. God is the ONLY one we can have 100% confidence and trust in. We have been told, when we praise GOD it is for us. I would take that a step further. It is to HONOR God in us. It is to honor GOD around us, and GOD in others. It is also to call upon GOD from the deepest most guttural place.

Where do we feel from? It is FROM the heart. The word says, ” Out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth speaks.” It also says, “Guard your heart, because from it springs the well springs of LIFE.” It is by far one of the most important organs we have. In fact, as many battles come against the mind, they come against the heart. If our hearts are complacent, and disconnected from God, the enemy can gain access to us.

The point is this….where is your agreement? are you in agreement with GOD and HIS plans? Or, are you in agreement with the enemy. Our pastor has been doing a series on Covenant Keeping. We must trust GOD to keep the covenants He has made. But, WE can only receive them with a pure heart. Otherwise, we will naturally reject what we do NOT understand.

Recently, David and I were hit pretty hard. We found ourselves looking at GOD asking, “What the HELL?” Because, we knew what was being attempted was NOT Heaven. See, what comes from HEavEN succeeds. Anyway, I say this about what was endured. We have come face to face with the spirit of satan many times. When that spirit has been present in any form, it feels like torture. But, JESUS is so much more powerful. HIS presence will cause THAT spirit to flee. It might seem that the enemy gets a few jabs in, but JESUS knocks the enemy out, for good. He has the victory, and the enemy, no matter how it seems, never ever will.

Grace – 2014

We have the Grace to feel. It is there to show us what is real. Sometimes the grace is simply being alive. It is there to treach us to THRIVE in Him. What we think is a typo, often has Heavenly resource. We receive the instruction and believe GOD’s Report. For, He teaches, preaches and gives reproach, through His faithful COGS. We simply cannot get bogged down by this world. Breaks are good. You live in GOD’s neighborhood. are you of this world? Are you proud to be? Or do you boast in HIM, who made the mountains and the seas? Because ONLY one is worthy. ONLY one is holy. ONLY one is GLORY. We need humility, in our community, so that we can be FREE in Jesus name. So get mad at God if you must, but don’t stay in that place. It only leads to HELL and then there is no turning back. The world is full of colors, but someday it will seem to fade to black. Just know this, “His Grace us sufficient.” It truly is a KEY to receiving the LOVE of GOD, and walking truly free. Thankful for HIS Grace, as His FACE becomes our own. We are one by the LOVE of GOD and grace is at the core. Lord, make us no more, and you to take over the race. For you win, you have won. It is finished and on earth has begun, to be ALL that your promised your kids. We stand in awe of you. ~

Led to share a WORD God gave. It is a word that He has shared a few times with us, but we have not been led until now to see someone writing it, and us being privy to SEE it in print. Humbling and grateful.

“BROKEN FAITH: When You’ve Lost Your Strength To Believe!

Many of you have been in the place of waiting on the LORD for a long time, now! You’ve done most everything that you feel He’s asked of you, and yet your faith has remained fruitless of that which He has long promised you! 

Many of you continue to stand even though your shield of faith has become battered beyond all recognition. Your faith today no longer even remotely resembles what it looked like when you first lifted it to ward off the enemies fiery darts hurled against you. And that would be OK if your Sword Of The Spirit was stained with just a little more of the enemies blood as evidence of your over-coming faith victories or otherwise fruit, that you would have to show for your long years of sacrifice and service.

But as it stands now, the condition of your faith has been beaten beyond recognition, while your sword, worn and dulled from years of constant and intense combat, is stained with very little of the enemies blood. Very little, indeed.

In fact, the only blood loss visibly shed in all your battles has seemingly been mostly…your own!

You try to encourage yourself, reminding yourself of the promise the LORD has given you that one day, you will receive and enjoy all that which the LORD has promised you. One day…! One day, your life will make a difference. One day, the LORD will use you to make an important contribution in His Kingdom. One day…!

One day, all this waiting and suffering will make sense…not just to me but, to all the onlookers who misjudged, misunderstood, ridiculed and disdained me. One day, I’ll be vindicated by the LORD and all will finally understand what the LORD was doing in my life, the whole time. But, until that day, the LORD has concealed me in what is a special preparation…hidden me for a special purpose and a special time. One day…! One day…!

But, after years and years of holding unto this hope, you find that something unexpected has happened—something that you never suspected would or could happen. Many of you have awakened to the awareness that the shield of your faith was somehow cracked under the strain of the constant pressure of deferred hope and disappointing faith failure. And as you stand today, your faith actually feels…broken.

And now, that we are finally here in the season of the crossing over into the Promised Land, many of you are feeling that you’re not sure you have the faith or the wherewithal to enter into and receive the promises given to you, long ago! You just don’t feel as if you have the strength or even the conviction anymore, to believe and receive as you once did. The continuous and devastating disappointments have taken it’s toll upon you so that now, not only are you finding it challenging to walk by faith anymore but, many of you are finding it even difficult just to stand in faith, to believe. You are feeling broken, powerless, and even…defenseless.

And so there you lay…next at the threshold of the Jordan, the entrance to your perspective Promised Land— much like the impotent man lying by the Pool Of Bethesda…his body and will broken by the combination of being visited upon by life’s unceasing savagery and from to many failed faith attempts—hoping for someone to show up with help or even understanding that might aide him or guide him into the pool of his moment.

But, the LORD would that we gain the pivotal revelation of ‘Broken Faith’. For, in His sovereignty, the LORD often ordains that we be bought to this breaking point, that our faith might be broken after our own will, to be re-established after His!

Jesus said it this way in John 15: 4-5,7-8

“4) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
7) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8) Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.”

Paying special attention to vs 7) “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

Jesus is essentially saying that I must first entrust Him WITH my EVERYTHING before I can believe Him FOR my ANYTHING! For unless I am connected to Him by faith, His sap— His Blood…His Spirit will be unable to flow in my life, to bear forth the fruit He has ordained unto me in the form of the fulfilled promises He has given me! And verse 8 here says that The LORD considers part of my fruitfulness to be answered prayer! The LORD desires to see His children’s prayers answered, fruitfully!

Indeed, I cannot believe Him FOR—until I have first entrusted Him WITH!
We are connected to Jesus, the Vine—by faith. So too do we abide in the Vine by faith! Often it can be much easier to connect to Him than it is to remain connected to Him during the bronco-like ride of the trials and tribulations of this life. And this is what the author and finisher of our faith is developing within His children: the determination to abide with Him—to keep step with Him, and to stay with Him in unbroken faith on whatsoever path He chooses to lead us upon. For remember, the Good Shepherd that makes me to lie down in green pastures and leads me besides the still waters, is the very same Good Shepherd that prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies, and leads me through the valley of the shadow of death.

It will be impossible to be able to abide with Him in unbroken faith, unless I learn to trust that He is Sovereign…that He is ultimately in control over all things! He is ever strengthening the grip of my faith in Him so that I might KNOW that He is in all things and that all things are in Him—in His hand, in His sovereign plan!

The LORD is with us that we not react to trouble when it arises, but rather, we choose to respond to Him, instead! For, to act or pray as if a situation is out of control is to in effect say that GOD is not in control…that it is up to me and that GOD is not GOD in my situation! And any reaction on my part outside of responding to the LORD by placing my faith in His sovereignty is to cease abiding in the vine, and so condemn my efforts of faith to fruitless failure.

And even though in some instances, I may seem to temporarily managed to escape my troubles, I will not have truly moved forward. Rather, I will find myself trapped in the same cycle of wandering around the same kind mountain in the same kind of desert over, over and over again—until I yield to what He is determined to instill within me regarding Broken Faith!

It is written “Be still and know that I am GOD”! This means that in the moment when trials and tribulation would beset themselves round about me, instead of yielding to the temptation of reacting, I will instead, ‘BE STILL’! I will not react by either fighting or fleeing. For, to fight is to try to take control, and so deny that GOD is GOD, and is in sovereign control. To flee is avoid facing the problem that the LORD has ordained and to likewise deny that GOD is GOD, and is in sovereign control!

The LORD told Abraham, “I am thy SHIELD, and thy exceeding great reward”. If the LORD Himself is in fact, our shield, then whatever gets through to us, had to come through Him. And if it came through Him, then there is a purpose in this problem. This is in fact, not meaningless pain. But rather, it is pain with a purpose! The LORD is doing something in it! But, that doesn’t mean that the LORD intends that the problem have power over us. He intends only that the situation develop our faith much the way a small vaccination immunizes us from the greater disease.

Therefore, even though the problem may often seem truly terrifyingly big to us, the LORD has in reality, allowed only a small and controlled measure…a tiny restrained taste of the over-all problem, into my life…to vaccinate our faith, to develop our character to withstand the soul destroying diseases or darkness of the Devil!

This is why He says in His word that He won’t put more on me than I can bear because, the whole point is for me to bear up under the problem to overcome it and put it under my feet. The LORD’s goal is not to destroy me but, to develop me. He doesn’t mean to hurt me but, to help me…to become fruitful in an area of my life that I would otherwise be fruitless and barren! Therefore, the LORD has no desire to put more on me than I can bear because, too much pressure becomes counterproductive to His plan to bear forth His fruit in my life!

The encouraging revelation of this understanding is that this means that no matter how big and bad the troubles that I maybe facing may seem to be, with just a little bit of faithfulness to have unbroken faith in Jesus, overcoming victory over whatever calls itself plaguing me, is absolutely within my grasp! Absolutely…within my grasp!

For, if I remain stable or single-mindedly confidence in Jesus’ sovereignty throughout the process of my deliverance, I will at long last, cease to fall prey to the curse of the “Double-Minded”, who is said to be unstable in all his ways. And as a consequence for his Broken Faith is unable to receive much anything from the LORD!

Now, after that I have stilled myself by letting go and placing the situation into His hand, so that I am not reacting to the predicament, I take the time to KNOW that He is GOD; to KNOW that He is in control; to KNOW that He has a plan. I KNOW that what I am going through is for a reason, that it was He who bought me here.

That doesn’t mean I simply have knowledge of this- (adjective) but, that I KNOW (verb). This is what faith is…KNOWING! I make up my mind to know in my knower. And it is in this place that I KNOW GOD…that I KNOW Him…THAT I KNOW HIM! Faith is KNOWING…GOD!

As I’m trusting Jesus for the best, and the worst seems to be happening! I KNOW that He is in control! In so doing, I KNOW Him!

What if, I’m believing the LORD for healing, and the Doctors give me a bad report, saying that my condition is worsening! Instead of reacting in panic and praying harder and even more earnestly, I choose to trust Jesus’ plan and KNOW that He is LORD over my health, and over every sickness and disease! I KNOW He is! I KNOW Him! And in KNOWING Him, I KNOW Him!

Maybe, my marriage is falling apart and despite my constant prayers and attempts at reconciliation, my spouse files for a divorce. Instead of going on a long fear-based fast or redoubling my own efforts to fix things, I trust that Jesus is at work and I KNOW that He is doing something special in my marriage! I KNOW He is! I KNOW Him! And in KNOWING Him, I KNOW Him!

And I KNOW Him even in the face of temptation. That’s right, temptation! Jesus, when teaching His disciples to pray what would become the LORD’s prayer included the statement: “…and lead us not into temptation but, deliver us from evil.” Jesus more than implies here that one of the paths that the Father may lead us on is upon the paths of temptation. Jesus didn’t imply that the Father would tempt us Himself, as GOD tempts no one. But, He may lead us into temptation for the purpose of delivering us from evil!

Jesus knew from experience of what He was teaching His disciples to pray regarding temptation because, the Bible says that Jesus Himself, was led by the HOLY SPIRIT into the Desert to be tempted of the Devil! Therefore, many of us unknowingly break our connection with the Vine because of ‘reacting’ in guilt because of the sinful feelings involved in temptation! We break faith with Jesus once we try to take control of ourselves, to keep ourselves from sinning…or at least we try to. We may do so at the expense of bearing fruit in the area of our lives vulnerable to that temptation!

Therefore, whether I find myself led besides still waters, or deep within the depths of the valley of the shadow of death, or even in a desert place to be tempted of the Devil, I will fear no evil for I will…Be Still and KNOW that thou art with me! I will KNOW that the LORD’s got a a reason and a plan for my being here. I will not allow the Devil to use guilt and condemnation to deceive me into taking control of my life out of His hands to break my connection with the Vine to the forfeiture of the preordained fruit He has appointed unto me.

Gone are the days of my attempting to bear fruit after so easily allowing myself to lose step or connection to the Vine, because of leaning into my own understanding instead of trusting in the LORD with all my heart! Gone are the days of being prey for the enemy; the shield of my faith battered beyond recognition as I am reduced to powerlessly hiding behind it…and in a faith rooted in fear— cowering under it; relegated to living defensively…barely surviving, instead of fruitfully advancing and victoriously, thriving!
Powerless.
Defeated.
Barren.
Fruitless.

Gone are those days now. Gone are those days!

For, we as a Body have discovered the secret of wholeheartedly trusting Jesus in all things. And because I trust Him enough to abide with Him in all things, He says in verse 7) that His words, His ‘rhema’— revealed or spoken words will also abide in me. His voice to me and in me will continuously be crisp and clear regarding all that I have entrusted into His hands. I can now, freely enjoy with unflinching confidence that “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

You who were waiting for your “One day..!” Today is that day, child of GOD! Today is your day! Rise up again in renewed faith! Today is your day! Begin pressing in to walk by faith, again! Today is your day! For now, you have at long last grasped the revelation of Broken Faith! And as a result, you are now free to walk in Unbroken Faith!

Take up again, the Shield of your faith but, no more reacting and using it defensively, as you did in times past. Rather, in the season of this new day, use it offensively, in tangent with your Sword Of The Spirit; pressing in—to the point of bearing some real and overdue fruit! Remembering that we walk by faith and not by sight; no more becoming so easily discouraged by your lack of understanding of the LORD’s plan regarding the path He may have you on.

Cry with a loud and fiery voice child of GOD, with all your love, with all your determination, with all your fervor, and with all your vengeance! For your enemy has been unknowingly waiting for some 2000 years to be placed under your feet! Let’s not keep him waiting any longer!”

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GOD bless greatly the ones who obediently shared this word. It is VERY confirming and encouraging. The enemy will fight us, or attempt to, but rejoice. Because JESUS has overcome the world. He will keep overcoming in you. ~

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 113 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

1 John 3:20 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Proverbs 14:12-13 ESV / 49 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

1 John 2:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

Psalm 63:1-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

The praise of GOD is what will KILL the enemy’s plans. Continue to praise HIM. He is a GOD who will come through. It may NOT be as you think HE should. But HE truly does know BEST, always. We can 100% have confidence in HIS ways, plan and LOVE.

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Family

 

 

04 Sep 2014

Death can be BEAUTIFUL

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I really had a strong urge today to write. Usually, I wait when enduring the warfare we have, but I know it was important to get this out. It was like when I woke up, I could hear the ALL points bulletin going off. The title started me a little bit. I began to think, but it’s not. Then, I heard this part. “Without DEATH there can be no resurrection.”

Jesus CHRIST of Nazareth is the ONLY one who has ever died and been resurrected. Even when someone else is resurrected, it is GOD who does it. Ultimately JESUS is them is what is resurrected. Let’s explain it this way. The word of GOD says, “We must be crucified in Christ.”

Galatians 2:20Amplified Bible (AMP)

20 I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

The word of GOD is our lifeline as COGS. This means it should be present in ALL ways and areas of our lives. Someone called me a bible scholar recently. I thought. Huh? Because it is Jesus in me who is. THAT if for sure, that HE not only knows the word but IS the word. This means that as WE secure ourselves in HIM, and delve more into HIS food, the WORD, that WE will become the word as well.

The transformation that happens is, JESUS in us, can do what JESUS walking the earth did before. In the word it states “As a child, I thought like a child.” He then said, “But then, I became a man and put away childish ways.”

I was terrified of death as a child. I grew up hearing the word spoken from a place of FEAR. People would say, “You better straighten up. You don’t want to go to hell.” Wow, there was a lot of FEAR. But God. There was little faith that I could see. Yet, it turns out there was some, it was just hidden.

The world we live in now glamorizes evil. It even glamorizes death, which is NOT the purpose of this post. The purpose of THIS post is to point out, that DEATH is beautiful in God’s eyes, because it is a step to resurrection. WE can no longer choose to be afraid of it. Because it will happen, one way or another.

People have been discussing wars for years. The bible discusses them to. It says there will always be wars, or rumors of wars. I am not saying ignore what appears to be happening around us. I AM saying, “Praise and worship GOD for handling it.” It is HIS job to be the orchestrator, savior, everything, redeemer, etc…not ours. BUT, it is our job to agree, and have FAITH that HE will NOT fail and that HE has a plan, beyond how it appears.

In fact, it is our JOB to do this not just in our own lives, but for the lives of others. Look in scripture at JOB. Do you know why he endured all that he did? Because GOD trusted him. Yes, God qualified him for the JOB. As my husband points out, “That was is his name after all.” He went through persecution, pain, betrayal, and you name it. He even endured death, LOTS of it. But, GOD. This beautiful amazing process of even deeper surrender appeared. SO beautiful to witness, yet excruciatingly painful to watch.

Without ALL that was endured, the HARVEST could not come. I heard that VERY clearly today. In 2011 I heard the Heavenly Father speak. For some reason, it was always easiest to connect to HIM. He apologized to me. I was in shock. I looked at my life, and it was pretty great. I had 3 amazing children and a wonderful God fearing husband. Sure, there were things I would have changed. But, all in all I enjoyed our life. When I heard this, “I’m sorry, for all that you have endured and will have to endure. But, you know that if there were another way, we would have taken it together. I love you,” I was stunned. I remember being on the phone with my then prayer partner.

This season is a strange one. It’s like a dream. Somedays, it is like a bad dream, other days it is Heavenly. No one but God understands completely. But some do understand at least partly. Grateful for those who faithfully pray HIS will for us and others. GOD alone has the victory, even in DEATH.

Luke 23:33-43 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”

Acts 2:36 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

John 3:36 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

John 14:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 18:36 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

John 1:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Isaiah 45:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed:

1 Corinthians 1:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,

1 Corinthians 1:23-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Mark 15:25-39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And it was the third hour when they crucified him. And the inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left. And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,

Romans 10:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);

Romans 8:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

John 19:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

John 1:19-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

Matthew 7:16-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

Matthew 1:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

Amos 8:11-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.

Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Deuteronomy 18:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

Deuteronomy 18:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen—

Ephesians 1:3-4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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I look at our life now, and I see the things that have been endured since then. Now, having no official children with us, and giving up our home, and many friends, the perspective has changed. Even then, I laid down everything before God. But now, I lay down everything past, present and future, and even things for others if led. See, I had to die. I die daily. As our daughter began to die to self, she began connecting more to Heaven. When we do this, we run a slight risk. We might get called home. But, isn’t that worth the risk?

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Family

02 Sep 2014

WE WILL SEE

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All we can do is LOVE. That is what it comes down to. It is our first and only assignment. Sometimes LOVING is hard, and it feels impossible. But, when we ask GOD to do it, it is not. There are also times when loving has to be done from a distance. This is why discernment is key. Remember that the woman was gifted FAITH from the heart and the man was gifted discernment. What is interesting is BOTH take faith. It is one of the reasons that God chose man and woman for each other. He made woman from man. We are connected for a reason. Our core connection must be GOD.

I woke up after a long nap today. I had planned to go back to sleep. But GOD. So, here I am. My heart hurts for this world. I so long for home. NOT just because I have people I LOVE there. But, so much MORE than that. I LONG for people to SEE. I have such a desire for HIS GLORY to be shone upon this earth. For people to be set free from the seeming HELL it has been becoming.

Also, HOME, just to clarify, is not just the place where the hospital I was born is. It is a reference to HEAVEN. It seems like more every day, I disconnect from THIS world. I find myself wondering. How can I relate to others, if I am more connected to Heaven? Yet, JESUS stayed connected to Heaven. In fact, how He stayed pure was through that holy connection.

It is so hard to LIVE in THIS world and not be of it. But, here we are. So, we put one foot in front of the other, and keep on walking. We stand on the promises of God, eventhough we get blocked, mocked, and persecuted. There is a time coming when people will wake up. I wonder if it will be too late? I wonder how many chances God is going to give. I know some have already run out of chances.  Others, have been released from this world, from the mercy and LOVE of God.

This world seems upside down. Yet, we praise HIM anyway. Evil is often seemingly praised, because people either don’t know the truth or do not care. It is hard not to get disillusioned. But God. The only WAY to stay focused is to stay focused on HIM. Not for ourselves, NOT to honor us. But, simply because LOVING and worshiping God honors HIM. Staying focused on HEAVENLY things honors HIM.

There are many in leadership positions saying, do it for you. But, the TRUTH is that is NOT why we exist. It is NOT, nor will it ever be for or about us. BUT, it is about HIS LOVE for us. Please be clear that LOVE, that pure HEAVENLY LOVE will conquer evil, every single time. Because GOD never fails, and neither does HIS LOVE.

I am the first to admit how human I feel. I would like to just skip that part of the journey sometimes. But, it was in Jesus’s humanity that He began to connect more with others. I can so relate to things feeling foreign. Can’t you? If not, I would ask this. Are you too comfortable in the discomfort? I lived that way for years. David calls it trapped. In our marriage early on, He would say that was how he felt. But, it was not about the marriage itself. It was more about where HE was with God.

Now, we both understand that. In fact, more every day we have a reminder of what God is doing behind the scenes. We have a new Heavenly connection. You can believe it or not. David and I are coming to a place where how people react, is not our concern anymore. At least, in regards to us and our family. It comes down to this. Soon, the GLORY will be formed, and everyone will see HIS TRUTH.

SEEING this MORE every single day….

Often God will have me begin something. But, I won’t get to end it or even at times start it when I would like. My husband was mentioning that He has no idea how certain things can happen. He was talking about basic things. Like, how bills will get paid if something does not move out of the way. But, here is the answer, GOD. When we surrender the concerns, questions and thoughts to GOD, He handles it. We are learning to daily repent before HIM and ask HIM to strip anything in the way of HIS GLORY. Life is so much more peaceful, when it is done HIS way.

I read recently that we limit God a lot as humans, and as HIS kids. God is a patient and kind God, up to a point. I don’t disagree with that. I would also say, the limitations happen by lack of faith. However here is my thought, can God stay limited? I believe the answer is NO. He has accounted for even the attack attempts by the enemy. I have seen HIM get impatient. Because, that doesn’t show a lack of LOVE, but more a LOVE that is REAL. He feels what we feel. The difference is HIS plan is not simply based on our feelings or emotions. Thank GOD for that. 😉

This post is about SEEING. What are we seeing? I was woken up this morning earlier than expected. Today begins a new chapter of sorts. It is exciting, like the first day at a new school. I wanted to sleep more, and asked God if I could. He firmly but lovingly said, “I need you up.” So, up I am. 🙂 I started to dissect that. Sometimes the most simple thing can be so profound. He needs me alert, active and encouraging. He needs me to lovingly receive correction, changes and growth. So, how am I seeing God move?

John 14 Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.

In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.

And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.

And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way.

Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?

Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen Him.

Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father [cause us to see the Father—that is all we ask]; then we shall be satisfied.

Jesus replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a time, and do you not recognizeand know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the Father?

10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I am telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the ([a]His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power).

11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father’s name convince you.]

12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.

13 And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as [b]presenting all that I Am], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.

14 [Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as[c]presenting all that I Am].

15 If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.

16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever—

17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.

18 I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.

19 Just a little while now, and the world will not see Me any more, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.

20 At that time [when that day comes] you will know [for yourselves] that I am in My Father, and you [are] in Me, and I [am] in you.

21 The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]

22 Judas, not Iscariot, asked Him, Lord, how is it that You will reveal Yourself [make Yourself real] to us and not to the world?

23 Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.

24 Anyone who does not [really] love Me does not observe and obey My teaching. And the teaching which you hear and heed is not Mine, but [comes] from the Father Who sent Me.

25 I have told you these things while I am still with you.

26 But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.

27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

28 You heard Me tell you, I am going away and I am coming [back] to you. If you [really] loved Me, you would have been glad, because I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater and mightier than I am.

29 And now I have told you [this] before it occurs, so that when it does take place you may believe and have faith in and rely on Me.

30 I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]

31 But [[d]Satan is coming and] I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know (be convinced) that I love the Father and that I do only what the Father has instructed Me to do. [I act in full agreement with His orders.] Rise, let us go away from here.

In this world we will have tribulation. But, take heart, because I have overcome the world. This scripture was just resonating in my spirit today. I am seeing GOD light a fire under HIS kids. I am seeing more than not, wanting to help find a solution, rather than a soullution. I am seeing that GOD is bringing Heaven, and as He promised, at first it might feel or look like Hell. I encourage you to praise GOD. In fact, I ask you to not only praise HIM, but also to repent for any places you may be faltering.

I want to meet people where they are yes. But, here is the thing. Jesus sometimes offended people. He did not purposely do so. In fact, He tried to make ammends most of the time. But, the TRUTH can be offensive sometimes. Offences happened simply just because they did not agree or like, what He said. Why did they not like it? Well, because they could not see the truth. Most people who get offended, do so because of hurts. They want to control a situation, that is likely OUT of their control. I know, I have so been there. You can give into something, to please man. Or, you can stand your ground to please GOD. It really is your choice. What do you want to see? Is it the TRUTH or a LIE?

People focus on that GOD is LOVE. But, the problem is they don’t want to acknowledge and be held accountable for the hidden hate they may have within. Yes, GOD is LOVE. Love is not just an emotion. It is a beautiful spirit. But, when misunderstood, it can actually be a tool of deception. GOD isn’t to be a tool of deception, more so, the emotions can be. Remember, the power the enemy has is only that manipulated from the things of GOD.

So, what we need to SEE is God’s kids taking that power back. GOD is doing it through HIS COGS. For years, we were used to minister to people heavily involved in evil. I mean, the kind who purposely curse others, and when they don’t get what they want, they try to kill, steal and destroy. We still minister in some ways to these people. But, now we have more balance. There was a time where we would seek them out. Boy did we learn a lot in that season. What has been ODD is, even when focusing more on the wounded in the BODY of Christ, these other people find us. Here is why, it is very simple. GOD wants them to. We could be their last chance.

We have to begin to SEE through the eyes of JESUS. Yes, He is the son of GOD, but not as the world SEES HIM, because that has many flaws. Soon, the antichrist will show up. There are already hidden things that are of him. Have you read the word of God? Do you know the truth? Because if you do NOT know the TRUTH, how can the LIES be revealed?

I remember asking the Heavenly Father to connect me to HIS son. I felt lost from HIM. There is a specific reason I felt this way. I will explain that more in another post. But, suffice it to say, I was very unkind to my body. I did ask for forgiveness for this. I however, always felt protected by the Father. Looking back, I suppose that is because I felt protected by my own father. He was not a perfect dad, but he loved the LORD. So, did my mother. They just did not know how to receive HIS LOVE as much while one earth. But, my dad inspired me. Here is why He inspired me, because He touched people. More to the point, JESUS in HIM touched people.

This is also true about my mother. God used her to LOVE the hell out of so many. She had a shorter life span, because she was not prepared for how to deal with that HELL when it came out. But GOD. The TRUTH is very simple. WE are LOVED by God. He gifts us with many things. These gifts are to be treasured, yet NEVER but above God.

Here is why. It is very simple. When something gets put above God, it becomes a blockage. It becomes a hindrance, and indirectly a little god. God does not share the FULLNESS of HIS GLORY. But, He does share HIS kids. What a treasure they are! Yesterday, I saw a post for a child who no one wanted. Immediately, my heart ached for this child. This beautiful spirit, trapped in this world, without someone to love him. Jesus felt that and still FEELS it for ALL of us. HIS compassion is REAL. HIS LOVE is pure. Now, to clarify, this JESUS, is the one of NAZARETH. There is only ONE who is the GOD of LOVE.

So what are you seeing? Are you seeing evil take over? Are you SEEING your FEARS come to light? We have before. But, an author recently put it this way. If your worst fear happens, then GOD. Because there is no fear in LOVE. His perfect LOVE casts out fear. So, even if the worst happens, it will NOT destroy you, as long as you stay focused on HIM.

We are living proof. I pray that others see the fruit of GOD in our lives. That doesn’t mean that they will love us necessarily. But, as long as God does, what the others think does not matter. I do hope that my loved ones who have gone to paradise, smile at what God is doing. I believe they do. Though, I also know that the REAL work begins from Heaven. I am thankful, grateful and joyful to be still here running the race. We press on. We SEE more, and we await each day with expectation of GLORY falling down. May only HIS Glory shine.

Take time to SEE as God sees. Enjoy HIS view. It won’t always be pretty at first, but it becomes GLORIOUS. Let God show you how HE sees you. The good, bad, and the ugly. God sees us as what we CAN be and what we ARE in HIM. So, when He points out what we see as flaws, it doesn’t seem so bad.

2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

1 John 4:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Philippians 2:1-30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Colossians 1:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Psalm 73:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 1 helpful vote

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Romans 6:11 ESV / 1 helpful vote

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

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God wants us to SEE. Soon we will see. Soon we will SEE just as He promised ALL of it coming to pass. Soon people will awaken, and wither choose God or choose the enemy. There is no inbetween. SOON we shall see HIS GLORY.

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Aug 2014

EXIT THIS WAY

The other day we were invited to a healing service. This service was not like a typical one we had experienced. It was mostly a service of God’s encouragement. It consisted of 32 people, including the speaker and his wife. Which is interesting to me, because 32 is the Biblical number of Covenant. Our pastor has been doing a series on Covenant Keepers. The man who spoke at this service is an active Evangelist. He has studied under Oral Roberts. He shared the testimony that God has gifted to him and his wife.

This woman and her husband have an incredible story. She has had strokes that by all medical standards, should have left her for dead. But God. His work is not finished through her. What a beautiful heart she has. Our family is coming along side them through prayer. Because God says, we are ALL one body. We were also led to plant a missions seed in the family as well. God has brought such deep healing in this couple, and there is so much more to come. Humbling to hear about and even more to experience first hand.

He told a story of a woman who came into a healing revival once. This woman came with her sons. The children were not believers, and were truly not wanting to be there. However, they honored the mom’s wishes. Because, they knew the importance. The mother was dying. She had the late stages of diabetes. She was blind, her feet were black, and it was just a mess.

The kids waited till everyone left, in fact, had they waited any longer, who knows. But GOD. The evangelist, and teacher was there, and they came up to him as lights were being turned off. Anyway, the man spit in His hands and asked JESUS to heal this woman. That part if key. This man has no power of HIS own. It is the power of GOD that heals. By the grace and GLORY of GOD, this woman could then see. The first thing she saw was the word EXIT.

As the man was sharing this story, I thought, wow. Because I could see just how prophetic it is that she can see the EXIT sign. I mean, it was the first thing she saw, literally. However, GOD was showing her something too. He was showing her that HIS LOVE and healing power is the exit from this world. So, as this story was being shared, I was given the title for this blog.

I’m happy to say her sons chose GOD. They did not just get saved, they could see HIS power by her healing. THIS healing had and has major purpose. Just like our healing. I can see. I need glasses because of various reasons. However, I am believing GOD to increase my eyes spiritually so much, and those of the children and my husband, that WE can see 100%. It will be better than 20/20. It will be HEAVENLY vision.

It has been years since we have been ill. It does not mean we do NOT endure. But, WE know which way the exit is. It is ONLY one way and HIS name is JESUS. We stand not in religion, but by FAITH and confidence in GOD alone. That, we, nor anyone else can mess up the plan that God has ordained. It was orchestrated, long before WE even existed. WE are daily coming out of agreement with the enemy, with wounds and pain. We freely forgive and give by FAITH that GOD will provide more. Our heart is HIS heart, in union with the one who created us.

Today is the 19th, which Biblically represents faith. We stand in FAITH, once again, knowing IT is finished. THAT, what HE desires will come to pass. HIS time and HIS way. I had someone tell me to let our child go. I thought, and actually said aloud, “I have.” I went to God because this was disturbing me. The LORD said, “Not only have you let her go, you do so daily. You  and David knew I needed my angel back for more. So did she. You accept it, even when it hurts. Thank you my daughter for your obedient heart. I Love you.”

I repented for getting or even feeling defensive. Thank GOD for HIS Grace. Because, His promises are certain. Because He deserves us to be purified daily. God doesn’t count sins. He doesn’t look at one person and compare their walk to another. To HIM, we all are important and jewels, even the darkest and most disobedient children. He still LOVES them all. I chose and choose to forgive myself. I was led to pray that the BODY of Christ receive the gift of unconditional surrender. If God is a GOD who is unconditional in HIS LOVE, should we not be as well?

Our butterfly is used by GOD to give us messages. They are heavenly and beautiful. It is an honor to receive them. One message that was given is this. “Strange things are going to be happening. But, they must happen. Even though they may look strange to us, they are God’s will. We must let them happen. God has proven that HE can be trusted. IT is critical to surrender to HIM and HIS ways. He will do just as He said HE would. It will happen in HIS time and HIS way.” God is proud of HIS children who are seeking HIS ways. He still loves those who are not, but there will be judgement that falls. It is already being carried out. People cannot continue choosing FEAR over FAITH with no consequence.

So are you exiting through FEAR or FAITH? Because, right now is the time to decide. WE speak the mind of Christ over you. Even the unbelievers deserve a chance to get free. God is a GOD of second chances. Years ago, I watched a movie called, “Hope Floats.” I remember seeing it with friends from college. There was a line that really stood out to me. “It is the worst thing the way you spend your chances. You just think there is another than another.” Shortly after the mother said this, “She passed away.” Such wisdom hidden in a film. We cannot keep expecting that more chances are coming. Eventually, they won’t.

So, which way is the exit? THIS song was in my spirit strong today. I cannot hear it without praising HIM.

I Lay my Life down at Your feet
Cuz’ Your the only one i need
i turn to You and You are always there

in troubled times its You i seek
i put You first thats all i need
i humble all i am, all to You

(chorus)

One way
Jesus
You’re the only one that i could Live for
One Way
Jesus
You’re the only one that i could Live for

You are always, aLways there
Every how and everywhere
Your grace abounds so deeply within me

You wiLL never ever change
Yesterday today the same
Forever till forever meets no end

(chorus)

One way
Jesus
You’re the onLy one that i couLd Live for
One Way
Jesus
You’re the onLy one that i couLd Live for (x4)

You are the way the truth and the Life
We Live by faith and not by sight for You
We’re Living aLL for You (x4)

(chorus)

one way
jesus
you’re the only one that i could live for (x4)

 

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This song is a song that our butterfly LOVES to sing. I’m sure, even now she sings it. I can see her dancing and singing and twirling. There is only ONE exit from this world. HIS name is JESUS. He leads us to the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. For those who think otherwise, the time is coming quickly for them to know the truth, one last time. God’s will is that NO ONE will perish, but He gave us a choice. It is a simple decision. Choose to let GO and release ALL that may bind you. Be that pain, unforgiveness, anger, hurt, joylessness, bitterness, resentment, family wars, broken relationships. Give it ALL to HIM and say, “I’m sorry.” He will so honor that heart. We are proof.

It does not take a religious spirit. It DOES take a heart for an 100% confidence in GOD. For, God can do miracles when HIS purpose is needed, in season and out of them. He LOVES to surprise HIS babies. But, we cannot receive if we have blockages in the way. So many reject God, and choose not to believe because there is no evidence that pleases them. Yet, the evidence has already happened. Jesus died on a cross in Calvary. He endured and still does, taking on ALL evil that could stop the plans of the Heavenly Father. Every day that we live, HE lives in us.

If no one else received a tangible miracle, THAT should be enough. But, because GOD is a great GOD, He gifted us with so much more. He gifted us with ALL the wonder, and awe and grace, mercy, peace, hope, endurance, LOVE, JOY, faith, trust and HOLY discernment that is needed for survival and thrival in this word. Are you choosing each day to open HIS gifts? His word, His LOVE, His music, His provision; just a few of the never ending and unfailing gifts.

God never changes. HIS LOVE causes us to endure and be sustained. He gave us change, as a gift.  It is part of being transformed into HIS image. It is often NOT an easy thing to go through. But, as we unconditionally surrender it to GOD, HIS desires take root. Often this happens at first, without us even knowing how much. But, eventually the FRUIT becomes known and revealed. One way or another WE all have fruit.

So, if you saw an EXIT sign, what would that mean to you? Most would say, a way out. But, what if it wasn’t? What if it was a trap? It is time to discern my friends. Time to lay it ALL down. Because, If we are wounded and not healed ourselves, it does not matter how many miracles we are used to bring to life. The fruit must be present within us. Because if not the JOY will not be sustained.

Lord, forgive us for any pride, even the pride of thinking we are not needed, or may be the only one who can do something. WE surrender ALL to you THIS day by FAITH and confidence in you. The fire is falling down. Heaven is invading now. Come, Lord Jesus come. We thank you Lion of Judah for roaring on our behalf. We praise you mighty GOD. We sincerely say, “I’m sorry.” Because we know sometimes we can temporarily get in the way. Thank you for fighting for your babies, and winning. What an honor it is to be your child. In Jesus name and Holy Blood, Amen.

When I was awoken around 4am today, my body was feeling tired. I could have rolled back over and went back to bed. But, I know the gentle prompting of God that does not stop. 4 is Biblically, creative miracles in the earth. Sometimes Miracles don’t look as we would expect. But, they happen ALL the time. Yesterday, God had someone pay 2 bills for us. Was that a miracle? YES. Yesterday we woke up and made it through another day. Was that a miracle? YES. Today, in one more day that WE live and breath and are the healthiest WE have ever been. Is that a miracle? YES. Do we see death around sometimes, YES. But, does it stop the plans of GOD. NO. Is that a miracle? YES.

Every time WE share our testimony, God sends butterflies to visit us. Or, He sends animals to visit us, and they are smiling and happy. It reminds us that our beautiful Sarah Elizabeth is smiling and happy too. That brings us such JOY. It is truly indescribable. Again, we praise GOD not for the death, but because as always HE has overcome it. If people do not understand, all we can do is ask  GOD to show them. Our job is to LOVE anyway. It is to forgive, and speak blessings over those who speak ill of us. Lord, have your way alone. Bring chances for exit, before ALL chances stop.

That same day of the healing service something happened. My husband had gone to church that morning. For various reasons, I was led to stay home and rest. A little boy who was about 5 years old came up to David. He said simply, ” Hi Jesus.” It was beautiful to hear and to experience this. This child could see GOD in my husband. What a beautiful gift. He is the way, the truth, and the life, JESUS. My husband is doing a beautiful job of letting HIM shine through the vessel in which HE resides. His holy temple is commited to JESUS’s ways. Our daughter Sarah Elizabeth reconnected us to the one who LIGHTS the path. He is our brother, our savior and friend. His name is JESUS Christ of Nazareth. Yeshua.

I looked up the definition for miracle and found this…

~  An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. Also,  an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment. ~

Is it unusual for GOD to move in our lives, well no, but ONLY because WE allow HIM to have FULL ACCESS. We come into agreement 100% to be married to GOD. Every day we affirm that GOD has divorced us from the enemy. We should come to a place where seeing miracles is NOT unusual. But, some never get there while on earth. What a gift that we can and do. 

So, let’s look at EXIT defined.

Origin of EXIT

Latin, he goes out, from exire to go out, from ex- + ire to go — more at issue

First Known Use: 1538

2exit

noun

: something (such as a door) that is used as a way to go out of a place

: the act of going out or away from something

: the act of leaving a situation, competition, etc.

Full Definition of EXIT

1
[1exit] :  a departure from a stage
2
a :  the act of going out or away <made an early exit>

b :  death

3
:  a way out of an enclosed place or space
4
:  one of the designated points of departure from an expressway.
My favorite definition is number 3. A WAY OUT. There is only one WAY out and THAT is to go through. Are you willing to endure to the END?
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The last sign is a warning that ANY way other than JESUS won’t work. ~
So many are talking about this country. In fact, some are putting their own emotions in and calling it fact, or even of GOD. But, here is the fact that WE must remember. GOD is not through with America. Yes, the idol will fall, there is no question about this. HIS Judgement has begun. But be NOT afraid, and praise GOD that HIS words are true. They are not meant to harm but to heal, correct and instruct. Things are NOT always as they seem. There are places where it appears access is still granted. Yet, God has cut if off completely. It is time to ask GOD. Even unbelievers can do this. Because WE LOVE because He first loved us. There is still a chance to choose. Don’t waste the chance. Lives depend on you saying YES.

1 John 2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law andsin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father—[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action].

And He [[a]that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

And this is how we may discern [[b]daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).

Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [[c]of the Gospel] is not in him.

But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:

Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as [d]a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message which you have heard [the [e]doctrine of salvation through Christ].

Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness ([f]moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light ([g]the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.

Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, [h]born-again child of God his Father] is in darkness even until now.

10 Whoever loves his brother [believer] abides (lives) in the Light, and in It or in him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or sin.

11 But he who hates (detests, despises) his brother [[i]in Christ] is in darkness and walking (living) in the dark; he is straying and does not perceive or know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

12 I am writing to you, little children, because for His name’s sake your sins are forgiven [pardoned through His name and on account of confessing His name].

13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be aware of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have been victorious over the wicked [one]. I write to you, [j]boys (lads), because you have come to know (recognize and be aware) of the Father.

14 I write to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be conscious of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and vigorous, and the Word of God is [always] abiding in you (in your hearts), and you have been victorious over the wicked one.

15 Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

17 And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.

18 [k]Boys (lads), it is the last time (hour, the end of this age). And as you have heard that the antichrist [he who will oppose Christ in the guise of Christ] is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen, which confirms our belief that it is the final (the end) time.

19 They went out from our number, but they did not [really] belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they withdrew] that it might be plain that they all are not of us.

20 But you have been anointed by [you hold a sacred appointment from, you have been given an unction from] the Holy One, and you all know [the Truth] or you know all things.

21 I write to you not because you are ignorant and do not perceive and know the Truth, but because you do perceive and know it, and [know positively] that nothing false (no deception, no lie) is of the Truth.

22 Who is [such a] liar as he who denies that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah)? He is the antichrist (the antagonist of Christ), who [[l]habitually] denies and refuses to acknowledge the Father and the Son.

23 No one who [[m]habitually] denies (disowns) the Son [n]even has the Father. Whoever confesses (acknowledges and has) the Son has the Father also.

24 As for you, keep in your hearts what you have heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the first dwells and remains in you, then you will dwell in the Son and in the Father [always].

25 And this is what He Himself has promised us—the life, the eternal [life].

26 I write this to you with reference to those who would deceive you [seduce and lead you astray].

27 But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [[o]permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being[p]rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do].

28 And now, little children, abide (live, remain [q]permanently) in Him, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming.

29 If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father’s will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [[r]God].

1 John 3 Amplified Bible (AMP)

See what [[a]an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

Beloved, we are [even here and] now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [[b]as God’s children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him [c]just as He [really] is.

And everyone who has this hope [resting] on Him cleanses (purifies) himself just as He is pure (chaste, undefiled, guiltless).

Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God’s law by transgression or neglect—being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).

You know that He appeared in visible form and became Man to take away [upon Himself] sins, and in Him there is no sin [[d]essentially and forever].

No one who abides in Him [who lives and remains [e]in communion with and in obedience to Him—deliberately, knowingly, and [f]habitually] commits (practices) sin. No one who [habitually] sins has either seen or known Him [recognized, perceived, or understood Him, or has had an experiential acquaintance with Him].

[g]Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who practices righteousness [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is righteous, even as He is righteous.

[But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].

No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and [h]habitually] practices sin, for God’s nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God.

10 By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow [i]believer in Christ).

11 For this is the message (the announcement) which you have heard from the first, that we should love one another,

12 [And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brother’s were righteous (virtuous).

13 Do not be surprised and wonder, brethren, that the world detests and pursues you with hatred.

14 We know that we have passed over out of death into Life by the fact that we love the brethren (our fellow Christians). He who does not love abides (remains, is [j]held and kept continually) in [spiritual] death.

15 Anyone who hates (abominates, detests) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding ([k]persevering) within him.

16 By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [[l]in Him].

17 But if anyone has this world’s goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brotherand [m]fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him?

18 Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).

19 By this we shall come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we are of the Truth, and can reassure (quiet, conciliate, and pacify) our hearts in His presence,

20 Whenever our hearts in [[n]tormenting] self-accusation make us feel guilty andcondemn us. [For [o]we are in God’s hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows (perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him].

21 And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God,

22 And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [[p]watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and[[q]habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him.

23 And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us.

24 All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [[r]They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand andhave the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us.

1 John 4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.

By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source];

And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would [a]annul, destroy, [b]sever, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. This [[c]nonconfession] is the [spirit] of the antichrist, [of] which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world.

Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated andovercome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.

They proceed from the world and are of the world; therefore it is out of the world [its[d]whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them.

We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to [e]get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know andunderstand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].

He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or [f]unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.

10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.

11 Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.

12 No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!

13 By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit.

14 And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world.

15 Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God.

16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.

17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love[g]turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear [h]brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].

19 We love Him, because He first loved us.

20 If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [[i]in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen.

21 And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [[j]believer] also.

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LAY it DOWN and SURRENDER it to GOD. He is sovereign and HE will only give so many chances. Don’t waste time. So much to be done. Come down to HIM, so that HE can lift you up to the Heavens. ~

EXIT THIS WAY————————————————–> JESUS
In His grace and GLORY,
E and Family

 

 

 

19 Aug 2014

OUT of TIME

You know many of us who believe in GOD, and seek HIM in ALL things are “peculiar or weird” to others. But, to GOD, we are simple. We are HIS KIDS. We are HIS COGS. Jesus, when He walked the earth was slandered and persecuted, even killed. Will we ever be better than our master? The answer is a resounding NO!

Yesterday, a post was made about judgement. The time that was delayed for so very long has COME. We as a nation are out of time. “We are as billions of people, in a valley of decision.” This is a quote from a dear sister of ours. So, THIS day whom will you chose? Will you stand for righteousness? Will you choose the ONE who LOVES you most?

Because, as judgement is showing itself, people are seemingly in pandemonium. There is a break-out of chaos that is obvious. But, look a little bit closer. Then, you can see what GOD is really doing. God is bringing people to their knees. He is, from a place of LOVE, pouring out discipline on His rebellious children who have run away from HIM.

Have they not seen? Have they NOT heard? Do they not know about the LOVE of the everlasting GOD? There are many warnings that have gone out. Yet, people still pretend, stay hard hearted, and continue to defy the commands of God. Who are you? Are you one that obeys or denies and prays against His plans?

It is time that the FALSE mirror be shattered. So, that the TRUTH be revealed. The CLOCK was ticking, and somewhere it still is, but on a different setting. The time that WE did have is GONE. Only GOD can redeem it, resurrect it, and restore what was LOST and sacrificed.

The enemy wants to give us headaches, but are we going to receive them? The enemy wants us to receive shame, but is that a blessing? NO!!!!! This is the LAST Freedom call. We call out to ALL the nations and say repent, because not only is the KINGDOM of Heaven near; it is HERE.

So, which choice will be the one that survives? ONLY the children of GOD will thrive. ~

Judgement has come. It has arrived. Be NOT dismayed when you see it before your eyes. WE come to GOD undone, my spouse and I. Speaking repentance over the LAND. Whatever it takes WE have said. For your GLORY will shine, amidst what looks dead. There is NOTHING that can STOP your LOVE. Not slavery, not FEAR, not Terror, not Tears. Nothing can stop the LOVE of GOD from flowing. If we owe anyone, we owe GOD. I mean, look how faithful HE has been. It’s a debt that cannot be repaid, and He only asks that WE receive that LOVE in return. This is REAL. You will burn. Some of you alive. How many deaths are unknown at the source? How many more, yearn for freedom, know the way and ignore? Can you not feel the heart of God, grieving and mourning as He watches His children suffer? The enemy thinks killing Christians is punishment. But, HOME they go. How is that tragedy? No matter what it looks like, how graphic it seems here, the END is a holy NEW beginning. God is our holy buffer in this world. He won’t relent until HE has ALL of us. So look into your heart, in the places you have avoided so long. He wants a holy legacy to follow you, as you follow HIM. Is your heart darkened, hard before God? Because quite frankly judgement is HERE. There is no time anymore to wait. It is a holy urgency that will NOT disapate. God is NOT dead and soon ALL shall see, just how REAL He is. They will see HIS hand break land, cause wonders to arise and miracles fall from the sky for some. Others who continue to lie, will reap what they have sown. The CLOCK is ticking, and it’s HIS clock. It is TIME. Watch GOD. He will explain the reason and rhyme. He alone will justify, redeem and restore. God’s LOVE is ALL we need, no matter what we see. Because in HIM we will stay hidden and in HIM the holy ones will stay FREE.

No More time – 2014

This is NOT something easy for me to write. Especially if I were to observe the circumstances around while doing so. I’m simply being REAL here. Because the walk that is HIS GLORY road is not one without challenge. BUT, it IS one with great holy rewards. I LOVE that He is rewarded most. To me, THAT is beautiful. My heart aches that we are OUT of time, yet at the same time rejoices, for the TIME of the LORD has arrived. Holy Jubilee. Not what we expected, but definitely what is needed.

In this experience of preparation for this time, I cried hard. In fact at least 37 times, I wept TEARS of blood. Jesus wept through me. The number 37 is biblically the WORD of the FATHER. God knew that it needed to happen ahead of time, so when the actual time came on earth, WE would be calm and ready. Thank GOD for HIS Grace and mercy to walk through the valleys.

God is always creating. In 2009 a book came out that HE penned. I simply sat at the computer and typed. It is interesting to me, that at this time, God also was giving out many words about judgement. The book, “Walking the Line Between God and Satan,” still ministers to me. I read it as lead, because it is in part the story of my life. We need to be reminded how faithful God is. I had a family member mention to me, that they read it as well. Glory to our God.  It truly was and IS a God hug and kiss to hear the response. The person said, “It was loved and that they agreed with every single word.” God can touch and change hearts. Only GOD. I say this only to say one other thing. The choice comes down to FAITH or FEAR. Which will you chose? Today is the day to make that choice.

The LAST WORD….

In 2009 I heard the word of the Lord; it was a word of judgment upon the United States of America. It is a word that I hoped I would never have to deliver; it is a word that God did not want to speak. It has been over four years since I received this word, many times during that four years as I watched America fall deeper and deeper into apostasy, I thought that the Lord surely would call on me to speak this word, but He did not. In July of 2013 the Lord spoke to me and said He wanted me to fast for forty days, a total food fast, and every day He had me pray that America would repent and turn back to Him.
Today, August 11th 2014 He spoke again, He told me that America had not repented and now there was no more time. Then He said: speak the word! Here is that word.

The Lord has called me to call the people of the United States to national repentance.
If the people do not repent as a nation; judgment will come quickly.

The United States of America, a nation founded on, protected by and prospered by God in Heaven, a people that because of their love for God and their placement of Him as head above all things, a nation that God has elevated to the most powerful in the world, has in the last half century fallen to the depths of apostasy. We have fallen so far and so quickly that now there is no restoration possible. Judgment has been determined; the only question that remains is “will we all fall under this judgment? We have allowed ourselves to be led away from God and all the blessings He has given us. No, we as individuals did not write the laws that have brought us to this point, but we did nothing to stop them, we just sat back and did nothing. Because of this we are just as guilty as the ones who sought to take God and our God given unalienable rights away from us. We have become a nation of people that allows our government to govern us and not the other way around as in “we the people, by the people, for the people.”
Now certain judgment has once again been determined on a nation of people as it was in the days of Ezekiel the prophet of God. Judgment will most assuredly fall on this Nation and in fact has already begun. What will we do as a people; will we now turn towards God so that His people can be saved from this judgment? Will we turn to Him with a broken and repentant heart?

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we have been called upon by God to repent and turn back to Him. Sadly only a few have done so. Now judgment is determined and is coming. God has called on me to release the word of judgment that He gave me. It is still not too late to repent and turn back to God. I pray greater numbers will yet come forth and with true repentance turn back to God while there is still time. Here is that word of judgment.

Judgment Upon America

Hear you now the word of The Lord our God in Heaven: The judgment on America has been determined, all of the people who revel in their sins of idolatry, witchcraft, lies, murders seditions, heresies, revellings, adulteries and sexual previsions and the like, judgment is coming and now is here. Woe unto all you shepherds that have led My flock astray and perverted my church and my people, and preached lying words into their ears and their hearts, Woe unto all of you who have taken my people captive and even now plot worse then you have already done, Woe unto the leaders of this nation who have listened to the voice of the evil one and been promised great riches and power. I tell you now that your plot, your greed and your once mighty nation will be blown into the wind like dust. Do you think that I have not seen or that I have not heard? The day is coming and even now is here, that My judgment will fall, turn to me my people fall on your face with tears, repent unto me my children that I might save you from the great and terrible judgment. If you will turn back to Me I will forgive you for I am quick to forgive. If you will not repent, if you harden your hearts, then I to will harden my heart toward you, and you will not be spared from the judgment that I will bestow upon this nation. But I know that your leaders will not repent for they are led of the God of this world who even now is in place with his dark army over this nation’s capital and the dark cloud is rapidly spreading like a cancer of corruption across this once great nation. I know there are still people in this nation who are faithful to Me, people who understand what is happening I have heard their prayers, they have come up to Me in Heaven and I have heard. Your prayers have been heard and Judgment is now coming. I call on that remnant that I have been preparing for this day and say to you, go forth now in My power for the time has come. Repent my children so that you might be spared in the day of My judgment upon this nation, turn back unto Me for my heart is broken. The time of Tribulation will soon begin and all shall soon be known. Thus saith The Lord.

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2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 333 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Mark 13:32 ESV / 228 helpful votes

“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Matthew 24:7 ESV / 185 helpful votes

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Luke 21:11 ESV / 163 helpful votes

There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 129 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

Revelation 13:16-17 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

Joel 2:28-32 ESV / 104 helpful votes

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

2 Timothy 3:1-4 ESV / 87 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

Luke 21:25 ESV / 85 helpful votes

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Matthew 24:6 ESV / 84 helpful votes

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.

Revelation 3:3 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

Matthew 24:36 ESV / 72 helpful votes

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Luke 21:36 ESV / 67 helpful votes

But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV / 66 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Matthew 16:2-3 ESV / 59 helpful votes

He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

Matthew 24:21-22 ESV / 58 helpful votes

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Daniel 12:4 ESV / 58 helpful votes

But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

2 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

Matthew 24:42-44 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Philippians 2:9-11 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Revelation 1:3 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Revelation 13:1-18 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.

Revelation 1:7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

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So grateful for a GOD who LOVES us more than words. It is humbling indeed to see HIS hand move. ~

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In His Grace and GLORY,

E and family

 

 

12 Aug 2014

Naked before HIM

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Was praying about the entry that was next. This morning something came to me, and as quick as that idea came it left. So, I continued seeking GOD about this. I heard clearly, “I want my children naked before me.” Most think that naked means literally without clothes. Except that is only part of the definition. Let’s look at the word defined.

na·ked

 adjective \ˈnā-kəd, especially Southernˈne-kəd\

: not wearing any clothes : not covered by clothing

: not having a usual covering

: not having any decorations

Full Definition of NAKED

1
:  not covered by clothing :  nude
2
:  devoid of customary or natural covering :  bare: as

a :  not enclosed in a scabbard

b :  not provided with a shade

c of a plant or one of its parts :  lacking pubescence or enveloping or subtending parts

d :  lacking foliage or vegetation

e of an animal or one of its parts :  lacking an external covering (as of hair, feathers, or shell)

3
a :  scantily supplied or furnished

b :  lacking embellishment :  unadorned

4
5
:  lacking confirmation or support
6
:  devoid of concealment or disguise
7
:  unaided by any optical device or instrument <the nakedeye>
8
:  not backed by the writer’s ownership of the commodity contract or security.
My favorite definition is the one that says unarmed and defenseless. Here is the reason why this is my favorite; God will NOT harm us. It might not be comfortable but God Himself never brings His children harm. He may permit it, and be sovereign over it, but HE hurts when we do. He takes no pleasure from inflicting pain. He always sees the BIG picture, and considers every single need.
Watching what is happening in the world, we must remember something. Like Isaiah, we must come naked b4 God. Because, if we look at the posts and news in regards to past, recent and future events, without God’s guidance and eyes, we can get deceived. Now, even if that happens, it does not mean we have to stay there. We can choose to seek GOD and HIS LOVE to comfort us and get us out. Essentially, we can hide within God and He will protect us. But, only if we wake up and sincerely say, “I’m sorry Lord.”
So here is the question of the hour. Are you naked before God? Do you lay down emotions, hurts, even passions b4 God? It really is the same question. Have you surrendered to FAITH or FEAR? It is time to ask GOD to do an analysis. If you do it yourself, it can and likely will be manipulated to some degree. But, if you ask GOD to do it, He will. God cannot fail. He can make it look like He does, but HE never ever actually fails.
The world has perverted nakedness. It began first in the garden of Eden. But, this was no surprise to God. He knew what would arrive then and now. Remember the victory, that is gifted by GOD will come through your sincere praise of HIM. It won’t come through praising you, or others. It will not be present because of insincere motives or actions. No matter how it seems, GOD is the ONLY one who can bless without ill intentions, and we cannot do so, unless fastened unto HIM. Really, it is GOD using us to bless and not curse.
I have always felt a need to explain myself. It is kind of a bad habit I have. Thank GOD that He is breaking it off of me. He is teaching me and us, that part of being naked b4 HIM means HE fights. It really is HIS battle and war and NOT ours. Yet, there are so many bringing false teachings saying WE have to fix it. What a crock. Like WE even could fix it. The ONLY one who can get us out of the mess that often WE have created is GOD. Our part is simply to come into agreement and receive the unlocking of the HOLY doors, as well as the unlocking of the unholy ones, so that HIS way and plan can come forth. If Heaven arrives you can bet HELL won’t be far behind. The enemy is a competitive one. Yet, God cares not at all about the desire to compete.
This song came on the radio today…it says so much about our humanity and our heart’s cry. I believe even the most wounded person, who may or may not be seeking HIM has experienced some of this from an emotion stand point. ~
“Steady My Heart”
by: Kari Jobe
Wish it could be easy
Why is life so messy?
Why is pain a part of us?
There are days I feel like
Nothing ever goes right
Sometimes it just hurts so muchBut You’re here
You’re real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

I’m not gonna worry
I know that You’ve got me
Right inside the palm of your hand
Each and every moment
What’s good and what gets broken
Happens just the way You plan

You are here
You’re real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

And I will run to You
And find refuge in Your arms
And I will sing to You
‘Cause of everything You are

You steady my heart [x2]

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

I’m not gonna worry
I know that you’ve got me
Right inside the palm of your hand ~

Pain does not have to stay a part of us…

The pictures for this entry are of some celebrities with no make-up. It is simply so we can observe how much is hidden. Did not want to post actual naked photos. But without make-up is still face naked. 😉
God is not a God of panic, or of confusion. However, it does not mean He isn’t present. He is NOT manic, or illusionary. In this season, He for sure is NOT messing around. He is a GOD of holy strategy, He is a GOD of infinite Heavenly LOVE, He is one who never gives up on us, even when we run away, or attempt to justify us or sins. His heart is designed to fit yours like a GLOVE. Every day a clean slate, beginning again. He sits above us, but will meet us where we are. This day, He is a GOD who is and will fight for HIS children. He makes you a superstar. But, you must be in holy union. We cannot continue just putting up with FEAR. Please hear this child’s plea. Because it gives access that has already been DENIED on the cross. It provides undeserving keys. Don’t you see, have you not heard the truth? Because knowing the lies just brings deception. Knowing HIS TRUTH and word will dispell the lies, and GOD will change the direction. Are you coming disrobed before HIM? Are you still mounted to the world here? Because if you are a friend of God, it will hold no value. Not to say you won’t enjoy life, because holy surrender burns the strife. The holy fire paves the GLORY road. Soon, ALL will be told. Do you believe and receive holy freedom? Or, will you bite for what seems to be ok? Because GOD is overturning the theater, and He is moving HELL out of the way. For the chosen Heavenly elect, eventually there will be respect. Not necessarily for you, but the HOLY God within. The only one who deserves the GLORY is here. Holy Father, Holy Savior, Holy Spirit and friend. Love that never ends, but discipline and judgement that arrives. Listen to the word, so that it can come out by FAITH, and the FEAR will be burned away, by the Lion of Judah’s Fire. Every unholy desire must GO. We LOVE you LORD. Make us whom you desire us to be. We repent for places of faltering, and we lay it at your feet. — feeling Lost in HOLY Worship.
What HE is and is NOT – 2014
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Genesis 9:20-23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside. Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned backward, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.

Habakkuk 2:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink— you pour out your wrath and make them drunk, in order to gaze at their nakedness!

Deuteronomy 28:47-48 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lordwill send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

Luke 10:30-37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Genesis 9:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.

Genesis 4:1-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.

Genesis 2:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

1 Samuel 13:22-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So on the day of the battle there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people with Saul and Jonathan, but Saul and Jonathan his son had them. And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.

1 Samuel 13:19-20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.” But every one of the Israelites went down to the Philistines to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, or his sickle,

1 Samuel 8:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots.

Judges 5:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When new gods were chosen, then war was in the gates. Was shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

Numbers 31:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the Lord‘s vengeance on Midian.

Numbers 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company.

Leviticus 26:1-46 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God. You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord. “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely.

Exodus 22:2-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Exodus 22:1-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double. “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard.

Exodus 21:24-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Genesis 9:5-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Romans 13:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Romans 8:35 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

John 18:1-40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.

John 14:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 14:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 3:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 26:52-54 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

 

Matthew 4:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

I pray THIS post has been a blessing from Heaven. May HE bless you and keep you make HIS face to shine upon you. May HE lift up HIS countenance upon you, and give you peace. Come naked b4 HIM. You won’t be sorry.

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and Family

 

10 Aug 2014